While the global investor’s summit has helped to catapult Modi to the top job in India, it has done precious little to create jobs in his home state.
Banerjee is in Mumbai since Tuesday and expected to return to Kolkata on Friday, met top industrialists and bankers on Wednesday as part of a roadshow.
Arguing that the state’s petition violates the federal structure, the court said the chief minister could file the petition as an individual.
The West Bengal chief minister is protesting the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes.
When it comes to social media posts critical of government, parties across state lines are clamping down on free speech.
The Union home ministry had ordered ten of the 15 Central Armed Police Forces companies deployed in the hills to pull out despite the situation remaining volatile.
West Bengal has resisted the central government’s decision to withdraw troops from Darjeeling and has declined to be a part of Modi’s project on promoting cultural diversity.
Communal tension has resulted in the defiling of religious places, attacks by Hindus and Muslims, and the destruction of and damage to properties.
Roy, whose relationship with the leadership has been strained of late, said he would give an explanation on why he was leaving the party.
Banerjee’s government restricted idol immersions to 10 pm on September 30, the day of Vijaya Dashami, and banned it completely the next day – which is Muharram.
Has communal hatred seeped into the Bengali-speaking middle class psyche?
This year’s controversy around West Bengal police’s order about idol immersion after Durga puja, on Muharram, was uncalled for, because the state has, through decades, celebrated different festivals at the same time.
The West Bengal chief minister blamed the Centre for threatening the opposition and hampering the country’s economy by introducing demonetisation and alleged that education was being saffronised in the country.
“The feeling of patriotism cannot be forced down someone. It is a sentiment that is already there in all Indians.”
News of the unrest seems to have moved off the front pages of national newspapers, but the crisis, far from retreating, has in fact deepened.
A well-implemented regulation will ensure that patient care improves, while also creating safeguards that don’t let private establishments put all the onus of error on a doctor.
Exploring the history and causes of the Gorkhaland agitation through illustrations.
A look at the ongoing struggle for separate statehood in Kalimpong.
Mamata’s policies, since she became chief minister in 2011, have challenged and redefined the century old hegemony of bhadralok politics, and reshaped Bengal’s identity.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has refused to engage in talks with the state government, saying they will talk only to the Centre.
It is important for the Muslims in Bengal to understand that they are part of an India where an aggressive Hindu majoritarian politics is in ascendance.
However, instead of patronising multiple social clusters, which is the bedrock of TMC’s strategy, the BJP is trying to consolidate support on religious lines – its agenda elsewhere in the country too.
The situation in Baduria, North 24 Parganas district is described by the police as ‘tense but under control’.
Vivek Singh documents the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling over the demand of a separate state and removal of Bengali as a compulsory language from schools.
Rather than deploying more forces to curb the ongoing crisis in Darjeeling, the state government should initiate dialogue with the protesting parties to find a middle ground.
Though the Centre had first agreed to send four paramilitary companies to Darjeeling, the delay was apparently issued after a meeting with their ally, the GJM.
The West Bengal government, in a memorandum issued on Sunday, made clear that no leave will be granted till the strike is withdrawn.
After allowing indiscipline among its senior cadre due to electoral necessities, the CPI(M) in Bengal is losing its reputation of integrity.
The prime minister also urged states, local governments and NGOs to decide goals for 2022 and work towards achieving them.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
More than one year since the Kolkata flyover collapse that killed 26, the criminal trial has not begun. The police are not speaking on the record. And the government is silent.
The CBI has charged the Trinomool Congress leaders with criminal conspiracy and corruption for allegedly taking money in return for future favours.
The threat was issued by Yogesh Varshney, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, after he alleged that the police beat up people participating in a Hindu religious procession.
New Delhi hopes that the new line of credit for $500 million for defence procurement will wean Dhaka off Chinese military purchases.
With the Teesta pact still a “work in progress”, Dhaka had its hopes pinned on getting some sign of support for the Ganga barrage project, however, even that is unlikely – at least during this visit.
Trying to separate the Bengali from fish will boomerang badly on the Hindutva advocates.
On March 31, 2016, a flyover came crashing down, killing 27 people. The Bengal government, however, forgot that it’s been a year since the tragedy.
Some IIM-C staff members say the BJP misled them into attending the event in the guise of resolving a decades-old administrative issue.
The Teesta water-sharing arrangement is likely to be one of the top concerns during Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming trip to India.
The sting against several Trinamool Congress leaders, showing them allegedly accepting cash, is now beginning to bite the party